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At least three deaths and the risk of flooding by hurricane Harvey in Texas

At least three deaths and the risk of flooding by hurricane Harvey in Texas

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Hurricane Harvey in Texas as yet at least three deaths. Although it was the heaviest storm since 2005 that the United States will find, it seems the damage is still much less than expected. Or is concern for flooding due to abundant rainfall.

The three deaths in the Texas coastal town of Rockport, where the hurricane landed, reports the local fire department. A person came to life because a fire was caused in a house. Between the debris that Harvey has left the field by practitioners, and by further combed.

The governor of Texas Greg Abbott emphasized that the danger has certainly not passed. The most inconvenience over the coming days is expected because of the persistent rains likely flood will cause. The storm according to the weather predictions local in a total of 100 to 125 inches of rain pattering.

Abbott said during a press conference that his state of 1,800 soldiers deployed for search – and-rescue operations. That happens with helicopters. The soldiers will also assist in the cleanup of the mess. The government is preparing for the distribution of drinking water and food in the hardest-hit areas. The mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, says that the city is ready for an “odyssey” of 60 to 90 centimetres in the coming days, and calls on the population to stay inside.

Toned

Harvey reached around 7.00 pm Dutch time, the coastal town of Corpus Christi, but is rapidly losing power since he is above Texas. Friday was Harvey still a category 4 but later schaalde the National Hurricane Center (NHC) the hurricane to category 1 and later on Saturday to tropical storm.

The hard wind has a lot of road signs and lampposts broken, and on the images is a lot of damage to buildings. In several places, the power failed, there would certainly be at 240,000 people without power sit.

Harvey in Texas

The most inconvenience over the coming days is expected because of the persistent rainfall and flooding will cause.
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HHarvey is the heaviest hurricane that the USA in twelve years time has reached.
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In several places, the power failed, there would be hundreds of thousands of people without power sit
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A badly damaged church in Rockport, where the hurricane landed.
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Many traffic lights and lampposts killed.
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NASA gave Friday images free of the approaching hurricane. They are made from the space station ISS.
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Stormy weather along the Texas coast.
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Harvey rapidly in strength after reaching Texas.
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A firefighter looks at the damage after a fire caused by the hurricane in Corpus Christi.
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State of emergency

In addition to Texas are also parts of Louisiana is threatened by flooding. The storm was accompanied by a storm surge of up to nearly four metres.

Texas and Louisiana have the state of emergency is declared. The Us president, Donald Trump has made the situation in Texas Friday night officially declared natural disaster is declared. Thus, all possible resources from the national government for aid available.

Harvey is the heaviest hurricane that the USA in twelve years time has reached.

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Hurricane Harvey creates a lot of inconvenience to Texas coast

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